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contributory negligence

noun [U] uk   us   UK specialized
a judgment in court that a person who has been hurt in an accident was partly responsible for their own injuries because they failed to act in a way that could have prevented the accident or the injuries
Translations of “contributory negligence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 與有過失,共同過失…
in Chinese (Simplified) 与有过失,共同过失…
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